Start a reference chat session with a librarian by clicking on the ASK US button.
Schedule A Research Consultation
If you find that you require help beyond chat reference and may need to speak with a librarian, you can submit a research assistance request form. A librarian will be in touch with you to schedule a Zoom meeting or, if possible, a phone call.
All library databases linked to are subscription databases. This means that to access them from anywhere outside of a City College building, you will need to log in with your CCC username and password. Note: Enter the username without the @student.ccc.edu ending.
The login page will look like this:
The Research Process
The following links will walk you through the process of doing research once you have settled on a topic from starting your research to search for information in the library's database to evaluating information sources.
Google Scholar is a Google platform that allows the user to search for information deemed scholarly from a variety of types of resources including journals, government documents, and websites. When searching, keep in mind that you may come across items that are not accessible in Google Scholar. You can always contact an HWC librarian with the citation information that is available in Google Scholar, and we can help you locate a copy. Remember that whenever you are doing research, and especially when using resources on the open internet, it is important to critically evaluate your sources of information.